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The film will be released in a special roadshow version — with overture, intermission and additional footage — on 100 screens in 70-millimeter projection.

PLAY SOME OF IT AGAIN - Most of movie history is now at our disposal. Charles Nevin spends a year catching up on it—and reaches some unexpected conclusions - How often, these days, do you go to the cinema? Are you still in thrall to the sense of shared occasion and the thrill of the giant screen in the warm, exciting dark? Or have you become a touch disillusioned with the incessant stream of demographic-chasing, trend-following, reality-enhanced films featuring super-heroes ...

Coming Soon: Blockbusters on the Small Screen

Are Blockbusters Coming to the Small Screen? Sean Parker’s new start-up would make new film releases available at home theaters on the same day. Will studios bite? Screening Room is a startup being pushed by Parker (the multi-billionaire who also served as the first president of Facebook) that aims to chart a middle ground between the theater experience and online piracy. Access to the service would cost something like $150; then, home viewers could pay $50 to watch a new film instead of…

New Ontario vinyl plant aims to be 2nd largest in North America

New Ontario vinyl plant aims to be 2nd largest in North America - Precision Record Pressing plant expects to manufacture 4 million units in first year. Southern Ontario is reaping the benefits of a worldwide vinyl resurgence, with a massive new record production plant set to open next month in Burlington, Ont. McGhee had to scour the world to look for someone to sell him vinyl pressing machines — which is difficult when most processing plants are running at full capacity on 40-year-old…

Technology and The Evolution of Storytelling

Technology & The Evolution of Storytelling - What’s great about film is it constantly reinvents itself. It started as a sheer novelty, those images moving on the screen. Then it went & every step of the way a new technology started being added - sound, color. What happens is the film grammar of storytelling evolves & changes as well. The technology goes directly with the evolution of the storytelling. The way films look —it started with old 35mm motion picture cameras, to color with the...

Fox Film is First to Screen in Barco’s Escape Theater Format - New panoramic screening technology from digital cinema projector company Barco will debut this month with screenings of the 20th Century Fox film, “The Maze Runner.” To create a panoramic image, Barco’s “Escape” theater configuration uses 3 projectors & 3 screens — a primary screen front & center, with 2 angled screens on either side.

Vinyl revival: Canadian company reinvents the record pressing plant - The hype around the 21st-century vinyl revival is starting to sound like a broken record. Music sales revenues have plummeted for more than a decade, but every year since 2011, stories have cropped up about the 30, 50 or sometimes 80 per cent year-over-year growth in vinyl sales. The spectacular rebirth of the LP, however, has come with unexpected growing pains.

How Irish Tape Saved Civilization - 60 Years Ago, Audiotape Coming from Opelika, Ala., was among the World’s Finest....nothing had prepared the 35 men present for what they witnessed that day: a rebuilt German Magnetophon, or tape recorder, played back sound that was virtually indistinguishable from the original, with a lifelike presence far beyond what American & British recording technology allowed at the time. For Orr, the demonstration only confirmed his suspicion that Adolf Hitler's…